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Alleged church burglar held in New Hampshire

Posted by Martin Finucane February 22, 2007 04:22 PM

WELLESLEY

One of the most wanted men in Massachusetts is behind bars in New Hampshire.

Police in Pelham, N.H. arrested 29-year-old Ryan Papillon Wednesday on fugitive charges. He's wanted in Massachusetts for thefts from churches in Woburn and Wellesley. He had been living in Pelham, on the Massachusetts border.

In addition to the Bay State charges, Papillon is accused of stealing a video projector from Saint Patrick's Church in Pelham. Police say while they were booking Papillon on the Massachusetts charges, they got a call from Saint Patrick's reporting the theft. They confronted Papillon and say he admitted the theft.

Police say Papillon has an extensive criminal record in the Boston area and is a member of the "Bloods" gang.

-- AP

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